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look at president obama's proposed spending cuts, a lot of them are leisure. they're cuts in there, for example, that are already agreed upon. in other words, we already have. so you can't really count those. there are other things he called spending cuts which are for wars we're not going to fight. he's going to save a trillion dollars not fighting wars that we're not going to fight anyway. so that's like me saying i'm going to give you a trillion dollars, no, i'm not, and then imagining that somehow i've got that trillion in my pocket all of a sudden. it's not real money. most of the money is coming from tax cuts, from letting the tax cuts expire. that's real money. the spending cuts, we really haven't seen yet. that's what republicans are looking for, is president obama going to tackle entitlement reform? that's where the real money is. >> and do you see -- does it seem as though there really is light at the end of the tunnel, that both sides are working really hard to beat this deadline, it's not just hyperbole but a real commitment to come to terms and answer to americans who
obama returning from a post-thanksgiving round of golf, but off the links, the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to hammer out a deal to prevent the so called fiscal cliff. deep spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house last week, congressional leaders struck a rare tone of bipartisanship. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we feel very comfortable with each other. >> reporter: but a major sticking point remains -- taxes. president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. many republicans still oppose that idea. aides have been trying to work out a compromise. >> none of this is pretty. it's actually ridiculous. pretty dysfunctional politics. we've set this crazy trap for ourselves and we're about to inflict a wound on our economy that really doesn't need that. >> reporter: in addition, the fragile cease fire looms large in the middle east. some analysts say this could be an opening for m
who else thought that, president obama. in the lame duck of december, 2010, those were his act words in the rose garden why we need today extend the bush tax cuts. >> alisyn: stick around for a minute because 2016 is right around the corner and is jeb bush really considering a run for president? we're going to-- >> what's so funny? >> and we'll ask in two minutes, stick around. >> imagine in 2016, it's clinton versus bush. will jeb bush run for the republican nomination. >> i think he could give it
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